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Weingut A. Christmann
Winery Wines Files 6

White wine 2011 Königsbach Idig Riesling Grosses Gewächs dry, Pfalz, Germany

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: 80.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Riesling
Registration number: #517302103312

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (91 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 21 May, 2020
Editor note: Warm, calm, rather soft fragrance with vegetable and restrained yellow fruity aromas, a hint of tobacco, nutty traces and some minerality. Very ripe, again warm, melting and a little caramel fruit, moderate acidity, touch of crumbly tannin, persistent on the palate, almost a little creamy, nutty hints, clear, tart minerality in the background, has power, some depth, very good, warm, sweetish-melty finish with some spice, with air increasing grip and again minerality
wein.plus rating: 93 WP
Last reviewed: 21 August, 2012
Editor note: Translate to English Deutlich hefiger und dadurch etwas gedeckter, leicht nussiger Duft nach sehr reifem Steinobst, etwas gelben Melonen und kandierten Zitrusfrüchten mit erdigen und kräuterigen Noten, viel Mineralik, ein wenig Wachs und welkem Laub. Reife, sehr fest gewirkte, teils kandierte Frucht im Mund, vegetabile, kräuterige und noch ganz leicht krautige Töne, feine, präsente Säure, im Hintergrund herbe, erdige Mineralik, viel Griff, sehr gute Substanz und Nachhaltigkeit, leichter Gerbstoff, florale Töne und Spuren von Wacholder, wird mit Luft immer klarer und kompakter, noch extrem jung, sehr guter Abgang.
Next to Südliche Weinstraße one of the two areas of the German wine region Pfalz; see there.

The wine-growing region is located in the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The vineyards cover 23,554 hectares of vineyards, making it the second largest German growing region after Rheinhessen. Until 1995 it was called Rheinpfalz, the current name (lat. Palatium = palace) derives from the Palatines of the Holy Roman Empire, who resided in the city of Heidelberg from the 13th to the middle of the 18th century. There is first evidence of viticulture long before the Romans in Celtic graves as early as 550 BC, which were found in Laumersheim and Bad Dürkheim. After the Romans withdrew from the...

Germany, or rather the area that belongs to it today, has a wine culture that is over two thousand years old. But imported wine was already being drunk before that, as evidenced by a Greek wine bottle made of clay dating from around 400 BC found in a Celtic tomb. The oldest vineyards were located on the banks of the Rhine, Neckar and Moselle. These rivers with their elongated valleys, as well as their tributaries, are still the classic growing areas today. Viticulture was established by the colonization of the Greeks in Gaul and then brought to perfection by the Roman culture. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) brought Roman viticulture from...

The white grape variety probably comes from Germany. There are more than 150 synonyms that testify to the great age and worldwide distribution of this vine in almost all wine-growing countries. The most important ones are Risling (Bulgaria); Edler Riesling, Gelber Riesling, Gräfenberger, Hochheimer, Johannisberger, Kleinriesling, Klingelberger, Rissling, Rüsseling, Weißer Riesling (Germany); Raisin du Rhin, Riesling Rhénan (France); Riesling Renano (Italy); Rajinski Riesling (former Yugoslavia); Rizling Rajnski (Croatia); Rislinoc (Moldavia); Rheinriesling,...

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